Government Policy and the Evolution of the Market for Dutch Daily Newspapers

H.L. van Kranenburg, G.A. Pfann

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Abstract

This paper investigates whether governments can change market structures through interventions, We study the effects of four political events over the life cycle of (he market for daily newspapers in the Netherlands. We find that policy Measures meant to lower entry barriers in an expanding industry created new entry and increased survival chances for potential entrants and incumbent newspapers. Exit barrier enhancing policies, to reduce concentration tendencies have not been successful.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)233-250
JournalDe Economist
Volume150
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2002

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